The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was the meeting between Johannesburg and Tshwane branch committee members to strategise around future collaboration opportunities. This meeting was also attended by vice president Pregs Naidoo. Topics discussed included scorecards and focus areas for 2019, newly created subcommittees i.e. Societal (focus on community, schools etc.), Golf Days, Site Visits, Training Days and finally the Relationships Committee (the drive to get more members, end users, patrons etc.). It is important to note that the two branches will be working closely across Gauteng to leverage any synergies that we feel will add additional value to our patrons and members. A joint call for members to support and assist the initiative will be issued shortly.
The AGM was held on 6 February at Centurion Country Club and was attended by a good number of people, some from outside the industry. We were also fortunate to have Pregs Naidoo and Johan and Ina Maartens join us for the event. The following people form the new committee: Petrus Klopper, Mark Tatlor, Nico Marneweck, Muhammed Babamia, Thabo Lekgowane, Johan Maree and Sebastiao Domingos. Roles will be defined at the next committee meeting.
The branch thanks Jurie Weideman and Archie Pitso who have decided to stand down. At present, the challenge for the new committee is to increase funding along with members and patrons, so that we can make an evermore positive contribution in our region.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk September 2019, SAIMC
Jobs and skills of the future are continuously at the forefront of discussions. The impact that Industry 4.0 will have on us all makes us question what the future holds. Automaton is enhancing lives, ...
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, SAIMC Technology evening: Flow measurement, custody and Industry 4.0
From power generation and cement production to waste treatment, the petrochemical industry and gas distribution, custody transfer can be ...
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, SAIMC Golf day
Friday 12 July started off a little cold and blustery (and got colder and more blustery!), but that didn’t deter the 17 enthusiastic four-balls who teed off at the Kloof Country Club. As always, ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch September 2019, SAIMC
On 8 March, a select group of SAIMC members from the Copperbelt in Kitwe congregated at the premises of incoming SAIMC Zambia chairman T.C. Siame’s Trescha Electronics. This would hail the beginning of ...
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The July technology evening featured a presentation by Katlego Setwaba of Pepperl+Fuchs. The main focus of her talk was Ex p (purging and pressurisation). However, she started off by reminding us of the ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch September 2019, SAIMC
On 11 July, product specialist Sagadevan Kanniappen from WIKA Instruments gave a presentation on: ‘The Critical Importance of the Correct Valve and Manifold Selection in the Process Industry’.
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk August 2019, SAIMC
August marks the month where we have the opportunity to celebrate women. As a female leader it is humbling to know that I have opportunities today that I would not have had years ago. It has required ...
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, SAIMC June technology evening
On 13 June, Chris Petschel and Kegan Smith from PREI Instrumentation presented the monitoring and prediction capabilities that Industry 4.0 can offer with regards to rotary machinery.
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch August 2019, SAIMC
At the latest technology evening, members and visitors were entertained by Comtest Technologies at a presentation given by Hilton Preston where he discussed the fundamentals of gas detectors.
A gas ...